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Charitable Giving

Nonprofits and the Fiscal Cliff

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Aaron Dorfman

It generally prefers private charity to government, when both are necessary to meet society's needs. But what about the other organizations? Why aren't they advocating as forcefully for higher tax rates on the rich as they are against changes to the charitable deduction?

Not All Charities Are Created Equal

Ebong Eka | Posted 01.20.2013 | Money
Ebong Eka

As tempting as it may be to donate funds to another or new charity, not all charities are created equal... and some may even be scams!

Jason Linkins

Donald Trump Uses Twitter To Show The World How Little He Knows About Charities | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Ever since his chosen candidate, Mitt Romney, lost the election, things haven't been the same for poor old reality-teevee nincompoop Donald Trump. All...

Being Generous This Holiday Season Could Lead to Savings at Tax Time

Mark Steber | Posted 01.19.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

While you are donating to charities in great need, be sure to observe the charitable donation tax rules, maximize that tax deduction and do something nice for yourself -- like getting a bigger tax refund for your good deed efforts.

Let's Create a Culture of Giving

John Arthur Nunes | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
John Arthur Nunes

In our culture of getting, so many of us get caught in the trap of "never enough." There's never enough time, never enough money. We need a bigger house, a better car. We'd love to be more generous, but we're caught on that exhausting treadmill.

Top 10 Ways to Be Charitable When Money Is Tight

Women & Co | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
Women & Co

During this time of financial turmoil, few of us are writing checks with the same frequency and the same number of zeroes as when we feel secure in our jobs and flush in our retirement accounts. Even if you can't give money, that doesn't mean you can't give back.

The Ripple Effect: Multiplying Your Generosity This #GivingTuesday

Kirsten Bunch | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Kirsten Bunch

As we begin planning what we'll be supporting on #GivingTuesday and how, let us remember that our gifts will continue to ripple throughout our communities, local or global, for a long time to come.

Be a Hero This Holiday Season -- Cape Not Included

Dave Girgenti | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Dave Girgenti

Every once in a while, we come across real-life heroes. Your average, un-extraordinary person, who does an extraordinary deed which positively impacts someone's life. Wish Upon a Hero relies on just this type of person.

Paul Rudd on Stuttering, Bullying, and How He Still Uses Humor as a Defense Mechanism

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.25.2012 | Celebrity
Vanity Fair

The first-ever Paul Rudd All Star Bowling Benefit on Monday raised funds for Our Time, an organization that helps young people who stutter bolster their confidence and communication skills. So how did this become the "Paul Rudd" bowling benefit?

Mitt Romney on Charitable Deductions: A $25,000 Cap?

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Would capping charitable deductions at a low figure (like Romney's hypothetical $25,000) be the death knell for mega-donations that are the lifeblood of cultural institutions?

Sam Stein

Rubio Doesn't Want Biggest Tax Deductions Touched As Part Of Romney Tax Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Underscoring just how hard a political lift Mitt Romney's tax reform plan would be if pursued, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Tuesday t...

Getting to the Next Level: Social Gaming and Child Poverty

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Over the last five years, social gaming has exploded. VirtuallyGood4Kids encourages game companies to partner with youth-related causes to create virtual goods and or match donations for check-ins on social network platforms

Ryan Grim

Romney Enjoys Tax Break Off Bain-Owned Outsourcer | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensata Technologies is a healthy manufacturing company that employs nearly 200 workers at a factory in northern Illinois. The company h...

Who Cares About Nonprofit Finances? The Top 12 Reasons Why the Most Vulnerable Are at Risk

Fred Leeb | Posted 11.12.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.

Taxes Are Not Charity

Mark Rosenman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Mark Rosenman

The leaders of charities, in fact all people who care about the common good, need to challenge the notion that private avarice -- no matter what the false promise of additional philanthropy -- is no substitute for public responsibility.

Are Conservatives Really More Charitable? Or Just More Religious?

James Peron | Posted 10.28.2012 | Impact
James Peron

Since donations to religious groups, even uncharitable ones, count as "charitable giving," then it is no surprise that religious people give more to charity. Simply put, the study shows that non-religious people don't donate to religion.

Mergers and Collaborations for Charity Navigator?

Ken Berger | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Ken Berger

We believe that mergers and collaborations are essential, especially as the information intermediary space becomes more crowded.

How Far Does Donating $1 At Checkout Really Go?

Jay Scott | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Let me begin this blog by posing a question to you -- can you recall the last time you went into a store and were asked to make a donation to a worthy...

A Personal View of Charitable Giving

Philip D. Harvey | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Philip D. Harvey

Expressions of gratitude for charitable gifts, then and now, seem wrong to me.

The 10 Most Popular Charities

CBS Philly | Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact

With very similar and inspiring names – Disabled American Veterans; Disabled Veterans National Foundation; Disabled Veterans Services; Paralyzed Vet...

The Challenge of Measuring What Matters Most

Ken Berger | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Ken Berger

For the vast majority of charitable causes, there is no publicly available information on results. In other words, most charities either do not currently compile such information or if they do, they are unwilling to share it publicly.

Study: Charitable Giving Increased 4% In 2011

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Americans are often cited as the most generous people in the world! Did you know that giving by individuals -- people like you and me -- accounted for 88% of all donations made in 2011?

I Want My Mother's Day Gifts To Give Back

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Combining online shopping with social good, Gifts that Give lets shoppers purchase upscale products at regular retail prices and donates $1 out of every $5 they spend to any cause of their choice.

Define 'Charity,' Define 'Humanity'

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Susanne Mentzer

On his April 27 broadcast, while challenging whether the Mormon Church is a charity, Bill Maher told viewers that donating to the arts also does not qualify as charitable giving, because "unlike food and water, access to Mozart is not a basic human necessity."

A Guy Who's Plugged In: How Our Spending Can Change the World

Jesse Seaver | Posted 06.20.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

"It's the only car I've ever loved. It's guilt-free driving. And I'm proud to be seen in it. I never had a sports car, but everyone is looking at me as if I'm the coolest guy on the block. They ask if it's really fully electric, and are amazed that there is no place for the gasoline!'"